1/10/11

Quotes to live by


Aside from this little guy, there is something about a quote that makes me smile.

Has a quote ever jumped out at you as if it was written just for you?

On our front door (inside) I have a quote from a magazine (I think Cycling magazine from a Lance Armstrong ad) in large print that say "Whatever your 110% looks like, Give it!"

Here are a few of my other favorite quotes that inspire me on a daily basis, both in athletics and in life:

"You have to put in many, many, many tiny efforts that nobody sees or appreciates before you achieve anything worthwhile."

"Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein."

“The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them."

"If you have a goal in life that takes a lot of energy, that requires a lot of work, that incurs a great deal of interest and that is a challenge to you, you will always look forward to waking up to see what the new day brings."

"You have to set goals that are almost out of reach. If you set a goal that is attainable without much work or thought, you are stuck with something below your true talent and potential."

"Aim for progress, not perfection"


"You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals."



“What you get by reaching your destination is not nearly as important as what you will become by reaching your destination.”

And my favorite:

"Accomplishing anything in life requires discipline... not the regimented, abusive kind of discipline... but the discipline that requires you to remain focused, committed, enthusiastic and motivated to do whatever is necessary to achieve your goal.
The discipline to persevere with your goal, to deal with obstacles as you face them, and to continually take action on your goal...
This kind of discipline is the empowering kind of discipline... and allows you to achieve whatever you desire in your life!"


Do you have a favorite quote or saying? I'd love for you to share it in the comment section.